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Damian Reads ‘Words’ by WB Yeats – Feb 12, 2018

Rebel With a Cause: WB Yeats Read by the Stars

by BBC Arts and Books Features | February 12, 2018

Watch 10 fantastic Yeats poems performed by stars including Damian Lewis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and Noel Gallagher. Listen to Bob Geldof tonight at 19:15 on to hear him discuss his documentary on W.B. Yeats.

William Butler Yeats’s writing was an integral part of the Irish Literary Revival, which had a huge influence on those who took part in the Easter Rising of 1916. With his film A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on W.B. Yeats. finally coming to DVD, the Irish star discusses the poet with Front Row.

In Easter week of 1916, the course of Irish history was irrevocably changed as a result of an uprising by the Irish people against British occupation. In this programme originally broadcast on BBC Four, Geldof examines the life and work of Yeats, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets. BBC Arts was granted exclusive access to extended readings from the programme, which you can enjoy below, featuring Bill Nighy, Sting, Dominic West, Damian Lewis and Richard E. Grant.

Read the rest of the original article at BBC Arts – Broadcast Programming.

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Damian Attends Revlon Concert for Rainforest Fund – Dec 14, 2016

Damian Attends Revlon Concert for Rainforest Fund

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 14, 2016

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Damian Lewis, Sting and Vittorio Grigolo attended The Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ after-party at Essex House in New York City. The concert raised awareness for the work of the Rainforest Fund, which provides support to communities of indigenous peoples. The RFUND and its partners are determined to protect indigenous and traditional peoples’ livelihoods throughout the world’s rain forests, including Brazil and other countries. The event was hosted by Sting and Trudie Styler in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall, NY on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The line up included Bruce Springsteen, Chris Botti, Darlene Love, Idina Menzel, James Taylor, Ronnie Spector, Vittorio Grigolo and more. The celebration continued at the after-party at the Essex House New York, with a beautiful silent auction for those last minute holiday gifts. 

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See step and repeat arrival photos for ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – The 2016 Revlon Holiday Concert For The Rainforest Fund Gala at Getty Images